Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities, said the restrictions, which are imposed every year at this time, meant that all horses entering the province’s AHS controlled zone from the AHS infected zone would spend 14 days at an approved stop-over quarantine facility.
The high-risk AHS season is from 1 February to 30 June. After this period, horses will be tested at a laboratory approved by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to prove they are free of AHS.
If cleared, the horses will be allowed to enter the AHS controlled zone, according to the statement.
AHS movement control protocol states that all horses entering the AHS controlled area from an AHS infected zone must have been vaccinated within the previous two years and not less than 40 days prior to entry.